Book Of Mormon Plagiarism

Author: Paul Gee

Chapter 62 (BOMP)

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"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut if off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement.” (Matthew 5:27-31) – About A.D. 50–60.

• The Book Of Mormon = Plagiarism •
“Behold, it is written by them of old time, that thou shalt not commit adultery; But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman, to lust after her, hath committed adultery already in his heart. Behold, I give unto you a commandment, that ye suffer none of these things to enter into your heart; For it is better that ye should deny yourselves of these things, wherein ye will take up your cross, than that ye should be cast into hell. It hath been written, that whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement.” (3 Nephi 12:27-31) – About A.D. 34.

The King James Version of Matthew, chapter 5, was copied and pasted into the Book of Mormon. This chapter of Isaiah can be found in 3 Nephi, chapter 12. The book of Isaiah and 3 Nephi are also available to read in the next chapters of this book. Details of what took place can be found below…

All I have to do is read a few chapters in the Book of Mormon and I begin to see plagiarism. You can see this when you compare Matthew, chapter 5, with 3 Nephi, chapter 12. These two chapters look as if they are identical but are not. Only by taking a deeper look at the verses will you see that Nephi has several verses from Matthew removed. For example, verses 29 and 30 are removed entirely. It is written, "ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut if off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement.” (Matthew 5:27-31) Jesus is talking about removing things from our lives that offend the temple of God. To hand over our lustful passions and give it over to God. His mercy is for those who call upon the name of Jesus.

When looking at 3 Nephi, chapter 12, we see that verses from Matthew have been replaced with a statement that doesn’t make any sense. This is contrary to what was already said by Jesus. See for yourself and then decide if I am right or wrong. It is written, “behold, it is written by them of old time, that thou shalt not commit adultery; But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman, to lust after her, hath committed adultery already in his heart. Behold, I give unto you a commandment, that ye suffer none of these things to enter into your heart; For it is better that ye should deny yourselves of these things, wherein ye will take up your cross, than that ye should be cast into hell. It hath been written, that whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement.” (3 Nephi 12:27-31) Mormons don’t understand the need to remove things from our lives like false beliefs, lest we go to hell. It was Joseph Smith that decided to leave out different verses in Matthew. This is where he spoke for Jesus in Nephi and said, “suffer none of these things to enter into your heart”. Does this mean to not let what Jesus said penetrate our hearts, or to not have lust in our hearts? This is an addition to scripture. False prophets think they can change the Bible, which is wrong. Amen.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray for every Mormon out there. My hope is that they know how much I love them and that is why I reach out to them on a daily basis. Not that I think any better of myself than them, but that I have found You, Jesus, and know what they need to do to be saved. How these people need to deny themselves, which means giving up any false beliefs, for Your sake. It doesn’t have to be such a terrible thing to see that we have lived a lie and repent. I am grateful to have been shown this from You, God. If I had not been shown then I would wonder why I have been left of those who are saved. I would wonder why You didn’t love me to show me the right path to walk on. But You are a good, good Father. I am just one out of a billion individuals, but still, You love and care for me like You do others. I wish that people could see You like You have shown Yourself to me. How You are not a mean God who wants to see people suffer in hell when they die, that You want to save the least of them. If people would just receive Christ, heaven would be opened to them too. I was once an adulterer, fornicator, and a man full of lust, but You have changed me, God. I once believed in a God that fit my beliefs, but You have shown me what the true God is really like. Thank You, Jesus. I love You, Lord. I give You honor and praise, for You deserve it. Amen.

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